2008 Subaru Outback Top Comparisons

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2008 Subaru OutbackReview
Guru7L2J6 writes:
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Great value for a dependable car Basic model, so no crossbars on roof rack and no fog lights and surprised it had no safety cover for the back hatch area. It does have auto 4-spd sport drive!

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 iReview
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Awesome Car, Rally Car In The Snow — Not much to say, it's the 2.5i automatic so not very exciting, but it'll carry 4 people comfortably anywhere, rain/shine/snow. The only reason I would sell it would be to replace it with a newer model (2010 and above).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Ground clearance, snow driving, cargo capacity, comfortable seats

Cons: Underpowered, missing fifth/sixth gear

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2008 Subaru Outback BasicReview
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Love It! — This is a great little car that I bought used to travel to work. Gas mileage is good and handling even better, especially in snow. So far there have been no maintenance problems. I have a manual transmission that shifts easily and smooth. I love this car and would like to get a new one someday.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: RIde, Handling, Gas Mileage, Comfort

Cons: Inconveniently located cup holders, accessory covers that don't close properly, only minor things

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 iReview
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Subaru Outback 2008 — It is a great car, especially if you really need a wagon. It is a perfect size. Very roomy without being a bulky SUV. The AWD is fantastic, this is a great all-weather car. Makes sense why this a such a common car in New England.

Pros: This is a great car. Excellent quality. Well appointed with useful amenities.

Cons: None, really.

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i LimitedReview
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Best Car I've Ever Owned. — The outback is for our lifestyle. Outdoors, kids, family mixed with everyday life this car can basically handle anything I throw at it. My husband is an avid white water kayaker and he can haul three boats and three people with gear no problem. Nuff said.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I love how safe this car is for me and my family. The AWD makes me feel comfortable in inclement weather. Comfortable and roomy with two kids and cargo.

Cons: Lack of room in the back seat.

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT LimitedReview
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Solid, Safe, Economical Performer. — No complaints. All wheel drive for Midwestern winters. Good handling. Easy on gas. No major repairs after two years of ownership (purchased used in 2010). Sound system pretty decent. High safety ratings. Only drawback is poor acceleration on the highway.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: All wheel drive, fuel economy.

Cons: Doesn't accelerate well on the highway.

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 iReview
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Outback Outrstanding — This is the car that does everything it is supposed to do . This is one up from the base and still has heated seats, mirrors and wipers. And in the Inland Northwest these are true attributes. Great gas mileage in lieu of power. Althoug h it is a Jelly bean in the northwest,but that's because it does what it was designed to do .

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Best car I have ever owned and one of the cheapest

Cons: Could use the addtional power Better sound system

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 i LimitedReview
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2nd Review Of This Car — September 2011 hurricane Irene was fast approaching the eastern states, worried about losing power altogether, I therefore purchased an electric start generator on line thru Costco, the carrier cannot deliver the item ordered due to the fact the street is narrow and it is a dead end, the carrier ask if I have a pickup truck, replied "no, I don't have one but have a Subaru Outback", "that will do" proceeded to pick it up from the carrier terminal-with so much doubt in my mind, but the little mule hauled and delivered.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: a mule

Cons: none

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 iReview
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I love an All-Wheel-Drive. The Subaru has symetrical AWD, equal drive to all wheels. There's nothing like getting into a slide on a loose or muddy road and having the confidence to drive through the situation without losing control. With the high safety rating that Subaru have earned, I feel confident to put my family in this car and know they will be as safe as they can be. Pros: AWD, love it. Subaru reliability. Resale value. Three mode auto trans, Auto - Sport Auto - Sport Manual . 8.6L/100Km ave. The 2.5L boxer 4cyl motor can be very spritley when you give it the ask and use the auto to full capability. Very comfortable seats. Ergonomics are excellent. everything is at your fingertips. Looks great (well, we think so!). Reasonable load space for a car of this size. Cons: Not that good for towing (surprisingly). No low range with the auto. Has had a small rattle in the drivers door and a squeek in the drivers seat since we bought it. Cruise control could be more precise. The 2.5L boxer engine is tuned for long life, not performance; With the auto, it can be a slug at times. Overall: It's a nice drive. Nothing too outrageous or to boring. It's a car that is built for a purpose and it fulfills it's purpose perfectly.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5 XT LimitedReview
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Good Choice. — The worst: seats are very uncomfortable, and interior measures: it is very small for a car of its size. The best: the rest. It is awesome. High MPG, fast acceleration, AWD stands AWESOMED, reliable. It's a pitty not having more engine offer, mainly turboes.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: For experiencing grip in all circumstances.

Cons: The seats.

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Subaru Outback Reviews

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2019 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By GuruMRL12

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Review By Mary

The 2019 Premium is a great riding ,easy to handle, spacious vehicle. The Eyesight feature adds much to the safety as does the collision avoidance braking. Read More

2018 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Ron4Packers

Just bought a 2018 Outback Touring. It is quiet, smooth ride, the V6 has the power that V4 versions lack, which means I would never buy the smaller engine. Love the larger screen on the navigation s... Read More

Review By Guru8LC5K

love the car. It has all the latest safety features. So happy that I had a remote starter installed! Thanks for your help car gurus!!! Read More

2017 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Mich1209

Not sure why am being asked to give a review as I did not buy the vehicle. But based on reviews that I’ve read from long-term Subaru owners the only downfall of this vehicle model is that the transmis... Read More

Review By Guru9JDJ5

It has all the available safety equipment, very safe Car, handles well. Read More

2016 Subaru Outback Reviews

Review By Chicken_Neck

Safety features, quiet, comfortable, all the bells and whistles. And its pretty. Read More

Review By GuruJGM9X

Overall this car is great for me personally! I like a car that is semi low to the ground while also being able to fit a lot in it and this car is just it! Read More

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